Tag: Garmin

Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals

I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the... Read more »

Bangs Lake Tri - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I felt really good leading up to Sunday’s Bangs Lake Triathlon. I felt prepared for the swim. Jen told me the bike course was fast, so I knew I could kill it. And I had a solid plan for the run. I felt like I had learned a lot from all my training and the... Read more »

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Today I did something I don’t notmally do… I looked at next weeks workouts in advance!!! I tend to go day to day with my workouts, it really helps that  Coach Jen wakes stays up until midnight each night to email them to me (I refuse to believe that it happens automatically). Next week is a... Read more »
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Guess who's a little more fit?

THIS GUY!  Yesterday was phase one of my re-test in all three sports. It was supposed to be a swim, but the pool was closed for repair. So being that I had no running gear at work, I made it bike test day instead. I felt good going in to it. Coach Jen had me... Read more »

Reorganizing the week.

This weeks training looked awesome on paper. But it went to hell real fast! Sunday i had a 75 min ride, I got set up on the trainer, threw on my new Peal Izumi bib  and was set to go… My Garmin was not. I had it charging, but I think my son Sammy unplugged... Read more »

Dealing with training pitfalls.

Dealing with training pitfalls.
No matter how well you plan, at some point life will interrupt your training and it feels awful when it happens. I had a lot going on at work this week, which made it difficult to stick to my schedule. Monday was no big deal, I hot the pool at lunch and finished my 2,400 yards... Read more »
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What a good day.

I slept in this morning for he first time in months! I woke up and felt like a whole new person! I was going to get up at 5am and get in my scheduled 50 minute run, but I accidentally left my phone/alarm clock downstairs, so I didn’t hear it buzzing this morning. The downside... Read more »

Marathon Nightmare!

Marathon Nightmare!
I know a few people who have told me they’ve had “marathon dreams”. They’ve dreamt about the start, finish, who they cross the line with. I have had zero dreams that included the marathon. None. But the other night I had what I would classify as a marathon nightmare. In this dream the excitement about... Read more »

Bring on October!!!

Bring on October!!!
What a long and busy weekend! Saturday I went to Cog Hill to watch the BMW Championship with my Dad, cousin and a friend. We had a good time, it was a shortened match to NBC could broadcast the Michigan/Notre Dame game. We saw Tiger shank balls all over the course, which was cool. After... Read more »
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The run from hell!

The run from hell!
Temperature-wise, I think hell was a little cooler today. But as far as the population goes I think there were just as many ass-holes. I guess it served me right for running north along the lake path through the crowd of Air & Water Show-goers towing coolers, grills and enough camping supplies to leave home... Read more »